We are excited that you’re considering Metro Christian Academy for your family. If you’re interested in applying, please follow the steps below:
Step 1 - Let's Get Started
- Click here to create an online inquiry and set up an Admissions account
Step 2 - Get To Know Metro
Step 3 - Complete An Application
- You have already taken the time to create an online Admissions account and you should have received an email from Veracross on behalf of Metro Christian Academy
- The email contains instructions on how to set a password and save your portal link
- Use your login credentials and password to access your Admission Portal and complete the application questionnaire
- Submit the required checklist items in your Admissions Portal
- Once completed, an Admissions team member will reach out to set a family conference with the Admissions Specialist and respective Principal
Step 4 - Admissions Screening and MS/HS Placement Testing
- Preschool/Elementary Applicants will be invited to participate in a Patriot Experience
- 1st and 2nd grade Applicants will be screened at the time of the Family Conference
- Middle School/High School Placement Testing must be completed for students applying to grades 6 – 12. A Math test and a Writing Sample are required. Testing will begin at 9:00AM and will last approximately two hours. There is a $50.00 non-refundable testing fee that you must pay prior to the test date to complete the registration. Click here to register.
Step 5 - Testing Dates
|Testing Dates:||Payment Deadline Dates:|
|October 29, 2022||October 21, 2022|
|November 12, 2022||November 4, 2022|
|February 4, 2023||January 27, 2023|
|March 4, 2023||February 24, 2023|
|By Appointment: April – August 2023||One week prior to test|
Step 6 - Family Conference
- Set upon completion of required checklist
Step 7 - Deadlines, Decisions & Notifications
- Admission Files must be completed by deadline date
- Decisions will be mailed
- Round 1 Application Consideration Deadline: January 15, 2023
- Round 1 Decision Notification: February 1, 2023
- Round 2 Application Consideration Deadline: February 15, 2023
- Round 2 Decision Notification: March 1, 2023
- Rolling Admissions: after March 1, 2023 pending space available in grade
While we continue to accept applications throughout the year, many grade levels may be full after Round 1.
If the applicant is qualified to attend Metro Christian Academy, but all spots are full, the applicant will be placed into a wait pool. If a spot becomes available, the Admissions Committee will pick the most appropriate candidate for that spot.
Please note, a complete Application File includes:
- Completed online application
- All forms submitted and received
- Middle School/High School Testing or P3-2 grade screening completed
- Completed Family Conference Interview with Parents and Applicant
- If I receive an acceptance, but decline, am I guaranteed a spot for the following year?
- If you are accepted to Metro Christian Academy, but decline the offer, you will not be guaranteed a spot for the following year. You will need to reapply and then meet again with the Admissions Specialist. Your former acceptance will be taken into consideration, but decisions for available space will be made based on the most qualified candidates with applications for the current year.
- I have a student with a diagnosed learning disability. I hear Metro has a great program to accommodate their needs.
- This is true. Metro has an exceptional program hosted by The Patriot Resource Center. This program is led by Nancy Stubblefield, the Director, and her team of qualified teachers. They work with students to ensure that they receive classroom accommodations and can offer smaller group instruction. We are not set up to offer one-on-one instruction or to provide a para. There is an additional fee for utilizing these services. This program is highly sought after and is currently at capacity in all grades.
- How do you decide who is accepted to attend Metro Christian Academy?
- The Admissions Committee, comprised of the Admissions Specialist and principals, consider the completed Application, submitted Church and Teacher Recommendations, and the Family Conference Interview. Other considerations include class size, ability to meet the students needs, and potential for an excellent partnership between home, church, and school.
- What does it mean if my child is offered a spot in the Wait Pool?
- Our application numbers often exceed the number of spaces available in any given grade. After review of the completed Application file and Family Conference Interview, a qualified applicant that we are unable to offer acceptance to, but whom we believe could flourish in our community, is place in the Wait Pool. In the event that a space becomes available, the Admissions Team will evaluate the students in the Wait Pool in order to make an acceptance offer to the most qualified candidate.
- What if my child is in the wait pool and a spot does not become available in the grade level in which we have applied?
- Although we do not like to lose the opportunity to accept qualified candidates for the year they first apply, we invite you to pursue Admissions for Metro for the following year. We realize that your student need a school and encourage you to have alternative enrollment plans. We understand that you may find your new home elsewhere, but appreciate the opportunity to work with your family and want the best for you and your student.
- How can parents get involved?
- There are many ways to get involved in the Metro community. We offer on-campus volunteer opportunities throughout the year, as well as, special events like M.I.C. Nite, Foundational Fathers, and many Athletic and Fine Arts events.
- Is church a requirement?
- As a Christian community, we value church and believe that it offers an extension of community for spiritual growth and development. The partnership of the home, church, and school form a solid foundation as we pursue excellence through Christ.
- Do you offer Financial Aid and how do I apply for it?
- We have a Tuition Assistance Program that offers some financial help based on needs. The FAST Application is used to determine need and is available to fully enrolled students at Metro Christian Academy.
- How early should I apply?
- Although we offer rolling Admissions and invite you to apply at your convenience, we highly recommend that you consider admissions to Metro Christian Academy as early as possible. We offer a preschool program that begins at age 3 and continues through grade 12. We do offer some spaces for growth at the Elementary, Middle School, and High School levels, but advise, if at all possible, to start early.
To apply for Financial Aid, you must first apply, be accepted to, and enrolled at Metro Christian Academy. You will receive an email with Metro’s Tuition Assistance Policies along with a link to the online FAST Application. There is a $45 fee to complete the FAST Application. All Tuition Assistance funding is need based.
Thank you for your interest in Metro Christian Academy
The 2022-2023 Admissions season is now closed. We are currently working with applicants for the 2023-2024 school year and are accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year.
While Metro continues to accept applications throughout the year, many grade levels may be full after Round 1. If the applicant is qualified to attend Metro, but all spots are full, the applicant will be placed in a Wait Pool. If a spot becomes available, the Admissions Committee will choose the most appropriate candidate for that spot.
Key Admission Dates:
- Sibling Priority Admissions Deadline | November 30, 2022
- Round 1 Application Deadline | January 15, 2023
- Round 1 Decision Letters Mailed | February 1, 2023
- Round 2 Application Deadline | February 15, 2023
- Round 2 Decision Letters Mailed | March 1, 2023
- Open Admissions Based on Availability | after March 1, 2023
Metro Christian Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or disability in
administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs,
and athletic and other school-administered programs.